It’s easy to get stressed or overindulge during the holiday season. Licensed Clinical Social Worker Hilary Silver knows ways to ease that stress. On Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 7 to 8:30pm she’s hosting “Lessons in Mindfull-ness to Get You Through the Holidays.” The free MCA-sponsored event invites the public to pause and consider what mindfulness really means. What are the benefits of being mindful? How is it different than meditation? The event will be discussion based and hands on—people will learn three or four exercises they can use when they feel stressed. “I’m really excited about this one. People always hear about mindfulness but don’t really know what it is or if they’re capable of it,” she says. Silver will be joined by LCSW Beth Barta. The session, held at the Stapleton MCA Community Room, 2823 Roslyn St., is for parents only—no kids allowed. All parents welcome, but space is limited so reserve at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 720.935.7393. Also see www.SilverTherapyGroup.